Monday 3 July 2023

The Joy of Six 2023

Yesterday was The Joy of Six in Sheffield, a war-games show dedicated to the delights of 6mm gaming. I've wanted to go and check it out for a while so this year, setting off at 7am and picking up Andy en route I headed 'oop norf' to investigate.

With a mix of participation and demo games, and a small but bespoke selection of traders in 6mm wares the show was a delight and it was hard to restrict my spending to my what I'd tentatively planned pre-show. Anyway here are a section of photos of some of the games that caught my eye...

The Fall of Khartoum 1885:

Daniel Hodgson's superb looking game saw Gordon manage to escape the hordes of the Madhi. 6mm colonial gaming really does look awesome when put on like this...

Chef du Pont 1944:

The Peterborough Wargames Club put on this impressive looking Normandy game using I Ain't Been Shot Mum...

The Battle of Scarif:

One for the Star Wars fans, the Battle of Scarif from Rogue One. Charles Rowntree put this stunning looking game on using his All Hell Let Loose rules.


The Legion of Blokes put on this impressive looking D-Day beach landing using 6mm infantry and tanks, with smaller scale (1/700th IIRC) landing craft and ships...

The Battle of Britain 1940:

Storm of Steel's 1/600th Battle of Britain game using Bag The Hun certainly caught the eye - and the imagination. Good job Tumbling Dice weren't one of the vendors...

Operation Taifun - The Invasion of Leros 1943:

The Deeside Defenders put on this wonderful looking game set in the Mediterranean in 1943. I have a pile of white metal from the 2D6 Wargaming Crete Kickstarter that may well get moved up the painting list having seen this...

Prague Spring 1948:

Some lovely buildings on the Cold War Commanders table as they fought out a post-war armoured battle.

The Battle of Vyazma 1812:

A lovely looking Napoleonic game using Blucher by COGS. The miniatures were exquisitely painted...

The Battle of Fraustadt 1706:

An eye catching Great Norther War game put on by Per Broden and Nick Dorrell using The Twilight of the Sun King rules. I managed to resist the urge to buy a set and some figures from Baccus!

There were some other great looking games that I meant  to go back and take photos of but forgot as Heroics & Ros, Grumbler and Irregular took my money off me, so apologies if that included you/


  1. Thank's you for a fantastic photo report.


  2. Some VERY impressive tables there Steve! I just admit that I've been thinking lately of revitalising my 6mm ECW collection using the King & Parliament rules